Once while checking into a hotel, I was pushing a cart loaded with our luggage. As I plugged along, I underestimated the size of the elevator and rammed the cart into the back wall. I made a lot of noise, but, fortunately, did not cause any damage.
Unfortunately, many people underestimate the length of their lives. They think they have plenty of time left, so they keep plugging along, not getting around to doing the important things that they are saving for later. “Later” never comes for many people, and they are suddenly surprised to come to an abrupt end of their life.
Never assume that you have plenty of time left. The Bible says, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (James 4:14).
With that in mind, let’s treat every day as if it is very important.